Victor Hayes

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Victor HayesName: Victor (Vic) Hayes

Born: July 31, 1941, in Surabaya, Dutch East Indies

Computer-related contributions

  • Senior Research Fellow at the Delft University of Technology.
  • Often referred to as "Father of Wi-Fi".
  • Established and chaired the IEEE 802.11 Standards Working Group for Wireless Local Area Networks.

Significant publications

  • The Innovation Journey of Wi-Fi: The Road Toward Global Success (2010).
  • License-exempt: Wi-Fi complement to 3G. W Lemstra, V Hayes - Telematics and Informatics, Volume 26, Issue 3 (2009).
  • License-exempt: the emergence of Wi-Fi. V Hayes, W Lemstra - info, Volume 11, Issue 5 (2009).
  • The IEEE 802.11 handbook: a designer's companion (2004).

Honors and awards

  • George R. Stibitz Computer & Communications Pioneer Award (2012).
  • IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award (2007).
  • Vosko Trophy for Business and Innovation from Vosko Networking (2004).
  • Innovation Award in the category communications from The Economist (2004).
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Leadership Award "in recognition of the outstanding leadership of the Regulatory Committee of the Wi-Fi Alliance" (2002).
  • IEEE Leadership Award "for 10 years of leadership and extraordinary dedication as chairman of the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group" (2000).